19 DRAFT Toolkit on Child Rights in Humanitarian Crises and Post Crisis

19 draft toolkit on child rights in humanitarian

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DRAFT – Toolkit on Child Rights in Humanitarian Crises and Post-Crisis Transition, July 2012 Staff should be trained on child-friendly methods for the inclusion of boys and girls of all abilities in these processes. Performance monitoring tools should include child participation as one of the areas assessed. 7. Partnership for Child Rights Coordination and partnership are key elements of child rights-based programming, including ensuring that inter-agency mechanisms, including humanitarian clusters effectively work together to build the capacity of rights-holders to claim their rights and of duty bearers to fulfill their obligations. Partnering with key child rights allies in humanitarian and transitional contexts is an important strategy to strengthen rights-based responses. Partners may include national civil society actors, including human rights organizations, youth organizations, minority groups; international agencies with a strong rights focus; actors with a protection mandate; relevant government Ministries, among others. A broader range of partnerships will help to ensure a stronger emphasis on advocacy (and thus on the need for reliable evidence to support this advocacy) on capacity-building (of rights- holders to claim their rights and duty-bearers to fulfill their obligations) and on participatory approaches to enable meaningful involvement of crisis-affected children and families in humanitarian and transition response. In addition, there may be closer engagement with human rights organizations (national and international) to support policy reform and child rights monitoring. It would be critical to establish meaningful dialogue with different partners to ensure that the core aspects of child rights are agreed and understood. Such dialogue would aim at reaching a shared understanding of rights in a particular context, rather than one based purely on legal standards. Different types of engagement might be needed with different partners, depending on their mandate and roles. See Tool 9 for a checklist highlighting different potential partnership activities among different stakeholders. 8. The Role of donors Because of their control over critical resources, donors have at their disposal many tools that they can apply to the promotion and protection of child rights in crisis contexts including in the methods outlined below. 8.1 Agenda Setting Donor countries have a strong agenda setting role. Their own internal policy is often a source for the agenda that they choose to prioritize. This policy is then operationalized through what the donor will fund, the conditions it sets on funds, what it decides to monitor, and how it advocates with other countries through bilateral or multilateral diplomacy. If the promotion of child rights figures prominently in its own policies on foreign aid, then the issue will be promoted in the agendas of recipient agencies and governments.
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Child Rights

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